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60 Desert Quotes

These 60 stunning desert quotes describe the mystery, vastness, and beauty found in the endless sand and open space. We know that you will love and be inspired by these phrases, sayings, and quotations about the desert, most of them are perfect for Instagram captions.

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1. “If a flower can flourish in the desert, you can flourish anywhere.”- Matshona Dhliwayo

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2. “When you’re in the desert, you look into infinity….It makes you feel terribly small, and also in a strange way, quite big.” – David Lean

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3. “I have this personal affinity for the desert. I am fascinated by the desert. I love it. – Erika Slezak

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4. “The desert is a capricious lady, and sometimes she drives men crazy.” – Paulo Coelho

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5. “What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.” – Edward Abbey

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6. “A forest is a mystery but the desert is truth. Life pared to the bone.” – Keith Miller

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7. “Magic of the shadows can best be seen in the deserts.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

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8. “The desert, when the sun comes up. I couldn’t tell where heaven stopped and the Earth began.“ – Tom Hanks

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9. “I love the desert and its incomparable sense of space.” – Robyn Davidson

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10. “In the desert, the line between life and death is sharp and quick.” – Brian Herbert

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11. “The desert tells a different story every time one ventures on it.” – Robert Edison Fulton JR

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12. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.”- Antoine de Saint

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13. “Full many a flower is born to blush unseen and waste its sweetness on the desert air.” – Paul Hoffman

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14. “But in the desert, in the pure clean atmosphere, in the silence – there you can find yourself.” – Father Dioscuros

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15. “All you have to do is contemplate a simple grain of sand, and you will see in it all the marvels of creation.”- Paulo Coelho

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16. “What draws us into the desert is the search for something intimate in the remote.” – Edward Abbey

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17. “In the empire of desert, water is the king and shadow is the queen.” – Mehmet Murat ildan

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18. “Life is dry as a desert…lest you find the oasis of love.” – Tanu Vermani

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19. “A desert is a place without expectation.” – Nadine Gordimer

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20. “The desert is an ideal illusion of a blank slate – so much mystery in endless layers is hidden underneath its bright, pseudo-sterile surface.” – Vera Nazarian

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21. “I don’t look like a desert person because I stay indoors most of the day and fool around at night. That’s what the desert animals do – they don’t have a tan either.” – Don Van Vliet

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22. “I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.” Demetri Martin

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23. “The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body.” – Jean Baudrillard

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24. “Anything less than the desert was a dream.” – Kameron Hurley

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25. “Noontime here is like a drug. The light is psychedelic, the dry electric air narcotic. To me the desert is stimulating, exciting, exacting” – Edward Abbey

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26. “Let the desert wind cool your aching head. Let the weight of the world drift away instead” – Beck

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27. “I left a piece of my soul that will always rightfully belong in the desert.” – M.B. Dallocchio

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28. “You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst.” – William Langewiesche

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29. “This creed of the desert seemed inexpressible in words, and indeed in thought.” – T. E. Lawrence

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30. “Deserts look beautiful and green fields look beautiful too. Nature is genius because it knows how to look beautiful in every way.” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

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31. “The desert surrounds your every step and you walk forever a thirsty man.” – Christopher Pike

32. “The desert sharpened the sweet ache of his longing, amplified it, gave shape to it in sere geology and clean slant of light.” – Jon Krakauer

33. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

34. “We all have our own deserts. That may not be the same as my desert, but we all have to cross them to find a purpose in life and be free.” – Yeonmi Park

35. “A desert is a place without expectation.”- Nadine Gordimer

36. “The true call of the desert, of the mountains, or the sea, is their silence – free of the networks of dead speech.” – Freya Stark

37. “The desert is a natural extension of the inner silence of the body.” – Jean Baudrillard

38. “Anything less than the desert was a dream.”- Kameron Hurley

39. “You can’t fight the desert… you have to ride with it.” – Louis L’Amour

40. “Nothing is all bad. There are very beautiful flowers in the desert amidst the spikes and thorns. Just don’t let them take over. In the garden of love there is little room for prickly things.” – Kate McGahan

41. “Like water in the desert is wisdom to the soul.”- Edward Counsel

42. “Desert, in generally, is a very good place to find yourself. Or lose yourself.” – Maynard James Keenan

43. “The sand doesn’t care if you’re made of flesh or stone.” – Joaquin Lowe

44. “A rose in a desert can only survive on its strength, not its beauty.”- Matshona Dhliwayo

45. “You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain. There are many forms of thirst.” – William Langewiesche

46. “I will fill myself with the desert and the sky. I will be stone and stars, unchanging and strong and safe. The desert is complete; it is spare and alone, but perfect in its solitude. I will be the desert.” – Kiersten White

47. “So it always is: when you escape to a desert the silence shouts in your ear.” – Graham Greene

48. “I have this personal affinity for the desert. I am fascinated by the desert. I love it.” – Erika Slezak

49. “Sunshine all the time makes a desert.” – Arab proverb

50. “The desert shatters the soul’s arrogance and leaves body and soul crying out in thirst and hunger. In the desert we trust God or die.” – Dan B. Allender

51. “If you sing of beauty though alone in the heart of the desert you will have an audience.” ~ Khalil Gibran

52. “If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found.” – Terry Tempest Williams

53. “Night comes to the desert all at once, as if someone turned off the light.” – Joyce Carol Oates

54. “Nothing the desert produces expresses it better than the unhappy growth of the tree yuccas.” – Mary Hunter Austin

55. “Water is a desert’s gold.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

56. “There were no lies here. All fancies fled away. That’s what happened in all deserts. It was just you, and what you believed.” – Terry Pratchett

57. “What makes the desert beautiful is that somewhere it hides a well.” – Antoine de Saint

58. “If the desert is holy, it is because it is a forgotten place that allows us to remember the sacred. Perhaps that is why every pilgrimage to the desert is a pilgrimage to the self. There is no place to hide and so we are found.” – Terry Tempest Williams

59. “Out in the desert what doesn’t kill you just pisses you off and will probably kill you the next time.” – James Anderson

60. “Within two hours of where I live, you have mountains and desert as location. I like the natural elements that abstract into light, texture, shape, and shadow.” ― Herb Ritts